Promotion officials announced the bantamweight pairing on Monday.
UFC on Fox 28 takes place at the Amway Center in Orlando on Feb. 24
and is headlined by a featherweight tilt pitting Jeremy
Stephens against Josh Emmett.
The evening’s main card airs on the Fox Network, with prelims
appearing on Fox and UFC Fight Pass.
Morales has compiled a 1-3-1 mark in five Octagon appearances. Most
recently, “The Warrior” dropped a three-round verdict against
Lopez at UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9. The Californian’s lone
promotional triumph came via split decision against Andre
Soukhamthath at UFC 209.
A native of Abington, Mass., Bermudez will enter his UFC debut with
a 10-0 record. Bermudez has competed nearly exclusively for the
Cage Titans FC promotion during his career and has finished all but
two of his wins inside of a round.